As if your week hasn’t been hard enough (hopefully it hasn’t, we’re just generalising), now we are going to make it even harder by giving you an incredible choice of weekend events that can either be filed into the comfort food file or the intensive, yet rewarding workout file.
So, you can either pick a respective file or like us, find a way to do both! Warning, this does involve a whole lot of eating, running and laughing. Not always simultaneously. But to be honest, that doesn’t sound so bad… If you’re ready to find out what’s on in Sydney this weekend, read on to discover everything funny, delicious, French and fitness going on.
Bastille Day At Bistrot Gavroche
Are you coveting that Parisian holiday? Aren’t we all! Well this weekend, we can’t take you to Paris (sorry), but what we can do is bring you some of the best Parisian wine, cheese and food to curb your craving. Bastille Day or the French National Day, is the perfect chance to experience some of the best French cuisine Sydney has to offer and Bistrot Gavroche, one of Sydney’s newest French bistros, is celebrating with lobster bisque and elaborate seafood stands—a pretty good way to celebrate if you ask us. Throw in Gavroche’s special French revolution cocktail, the ‘Jacobin’, a delicious mix of watermelon juice, tomato juice and vodka, and you’re done! C’est la vie!
What: Bastille Day at Bistrot Gavroche
Where: Bistrot Gavroche - Level 1, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
When: Thursday 14 July, available for Lunch and Dinner Cost: $200 for two people, email to book
For more things to do in Sydney on Bastille Day, head here.
The beloved Giant Dwarf theatre in Redfern is bringing together the string of brave comedians who are regulars at the Comedy(ish) events here in Sydney. Comedy(ish) (for those wondering) is where comedians nervously try out new jokes in a small room. It’s quite literally hours of entertainment. However, this time, things are different. This Friday, Giant Dwarf theatre is proudly featuring these very same comedians, in a much larger room, who will now be confidently performing ‘the bits they kept’ or their finished jokes for the Comedy(ish) Gala.
And in the words of Giant Dwarf: ‘it’s not even that much more expensive… it’d be rude not to come’.
What: Comedy(ish) Gala
Where: Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern
When: Friday 15th July, doors open 7pm show at 8pm
Cost: $15 general admission, buy tickets here
Epping Club Food And Wine Festival
Nothing says you’ve made it through the week like celebrating with good food and wine. This Friday, tip your hat (make it a beret) to the weekend and indulge in a celebratory food and wine festival at the Epping Club, celebrating 21 years at Rawson Street. Tickets are a must and include eight food and wine tastings, plus the chance to win a few prizes. Even better! And you’ll be pleased to hear that while you’re enjoying your food and wine—a little too much perhaps—all the proceeds will be going towards Ward Angels, a great local children’s charity. Now there’s no reason not to go!
What: The Epping Club Food and Wine Festival
Where: The Epping Club, 45 Rawson Street, Epping
When: Friday 15th July, from 6pm
Cost: $15-20 Members, $24 Non Members. Buy tickets here.
Ashy Bines Booty Tour
After all this decadent, yet delicious, French food and wine, we are in serious need of BIG workout. And funnily enough, we officially have found the biggest workout for you and your friends this Saturday. With Ashy Bines as your trainer, get ready to sculpt that booty with over 1,000 other Sydney women!
What: Ashy Bines Booty Tour, Sydney Event
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Saturday 16th July, 7am Doors 8am Start
Cost: Limited spaces, general admission $28. Buy tickets here.
Duncan Peak Of Power Living And Jonni Pollard: 1 Giant Mind, 1 Giant Heart Sydney
Join masters of yoga and meditation, Duncan Peak and Jonni Pollard, for one day only as prepare to expand your heart, mind and soul. You’ll learn through deep meditation, listen to acoustic beats and experience some seriously soulful yoga, it’s the day you’re inner yogi has been waiting for.
What:1 Giant Mind, 1 Giant Heart Meditation Event with Duncan Peak and Jonni Pollard
Where: Commune Makers, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo
When: Saturday 16th July, 2 - 9.30pm
Cost: Limited tickets available for $89. Bookings here.
Gut Oggau Lunch at Bar Brosé
Lunch and wine, wine and lunch, whatever way you say it you’re on to a good thing here. Those clever cats at Bar Brose are joining forces with Gut Oggau Wines to give you all the food and all the organic wine you can muster. What’s even better than lunch and matching wines? The fact that a portion of ticket sales go to MND Australia.
What: Gut Oggau Lunch at Bar Brosé
Where: Bar Brosé, 231a Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
When: Sunday 17th July, 12pm - 5pm
Cost: $120 per ticket, includes lunch and matching wines. Book here.
Stadium Stomp Sydney
Could this be Sydney’s most epic stair climb, like, ever? Climb your way up, down and around the Sydney cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium (conveniently located right next door). In case you were wondering that’s 6,300 stairs to climb in total so work off your weekend wine and keep the old Fitbit happy.
What: Stadium Stomp Sydney
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium
When: Sunday 17th July, gates open at 7am, wave times begin from 8am
Cost: $65 to register here.
Christmas In July At Barzura
Mulled wine, roast turkey galantine, red wine braised lamb shank—do you need us to go on? Have yourself (and your stomach) a very merry Christmas indeed at Barzura throughout the entire month of July, novelty sweaters not included.
What: Christmas in July at Barzura
Where: Barzura, 62 Carr St, Coogee Beach
When: Available Lunch and Dinner during the month of July
If you want more things to do this July, why not check out where to get the best truffles before the season is out?
Image credit: Federica Portentoso at Bistrot Gavroche